Are you having trouble brushing your pet’s fur? Does it look like a 1980s hairdo? 🙂 It might be time to head to a Grooming Salon.
Pet grooming costs
The main variable in dog grooming prices is the type of dog and size. A collie, for example, costs more because it is a large dog with very thick fur that is time-consuming to comb out.
Dog groomers typically charge extra for additional services such as teeth cleaning, flea treatments and nail clipping.
On average, expect to pay between $30 and $90 for standard grooming, depending on the size of your pet and its amount of fur.
Dog grooming improves pet health
Why groom your dog? According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, you should groom your dog on a regular basis to avoid potential health issues.
ASPCA suggests the following tips:
1. Bathe or brush your dog on a regular basis to cut back on hairballs in cats and dirt and tangles in dogs.
2. Trim your dog’s claws regularly to avoid infections caused by the nails growing into the pads on the bottom of their feet.
3. Gently clean your dog’s eyes and ears, checking for any signs of infection, such as mucus surrounding the eye or an excess of debris in the ear.
There may be times when you would rather not groom your pet yourself. Maybe you’re running short on time or are afraid that you’ll make a mistake and hurt your pet? In these instances, consider taking your pet to a professional animal groomer, such as Happy Dog Cafe.
Have you hired a dog groomer? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.